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Warner Bros. Greenlights Joker Origin Movie With Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix has finalized his deal to appear in producer Martin Scorsese's dark take on The Joker origin Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed as The Joker Movie Shoots This September Ryan Scott
Hannah Rogers | 11 July, 2018, 16:29

In addition, Joaquin Phoenix who has been rumored for the role has officially finalized his deal to star as the Clown Prince of Crime.

Warner Bros. Pictures has officially announced that Joaquin Phoenix will star in an origin story of one of DC's most notorious super-villains, the Joker.

Last August, it was reported that Todd Phillips (The Hangover) was set to direct from a script co-written by Scott Silver (8 Mile) and himself and that he'd also produce the film alongside legendary director Martin Scorsese. The plan is for the pic to be released under a new DC banner. The film will be produced by Emma Tillinger Koskoff and executive produced by Richard Baratta and begins production later this year.

He'll be better than Jared Leto in Suicide Squad, anyway.

The film will also take place in the '80s and will not follow in the steps of a traditional comic-book movie, but appear more like a gritty crime drama, according to Variety.

"I don't know...it could be an interesting character, I don't know", Phoenix told Fandango in April, adding that he wouldn't be opposed to comic book movies if the conditions were right.

"I see [a superhero movie] as any other movie", Phoenix continued. If you have the ability to transcend the genre, then that's what you want to do.

Are you excited to see what Phoenix brings to the Joker? The film, which is not connected to the DC Extended Universe, does not yet have a release date.

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